I've been coming to Nori for a while now, almost every time I can when I am in Nanaimo. Just to tell you how good and addicting it can be, on my most recent visit I came here twice. Might not seem like a lot but for someone who likes to try new places and eat different things every day, it is a lot. NOTE: I am no longer in Nanaimo but I thought I should review this place because it is really very good.
Nori is one of those places where you don't mind paying a lot because you feel that 'every penny is worth it'. From the moment you step in, you are treated very nicely. Warm greeting from the staff that is not the least bit flustered or worried about anyone but you, even with the amount of people here. The restaurant gets extremely busy most time, especially after 5, so it is best to make a reservation before coming. You still have to wait, but at least you are secured that you will have a table.
What I think draws all the crowd is that the quality and taste is guaranteed. The sushi is fresh. I know this because it is made in front of you. If you come here for lunch, the bento box is the way to go. Otherwise, there is a large variety to choose from. My absolute favorite is their beef teriyaki roll, unagi roll, toro sashimi.